RIP Wes Craven

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  1. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    Heartbreaking news. Craven was a major player in the genre we all love and he always came off as a bright and thoughtful man in his interviews. I ran his (underrated) DEADLY BLESSING at my annual Halloween marathon last year and it went over very well. Like many here I had no idea he was ill. A man should have his privacy at a time like that. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Rest In Peace, God Bless.
     
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    Very sad day in Horror
     
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    Sad news indeed.........RIP Mr. Craven.....and Thank You!
     
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    R.I.P. Mr. Craven.
    I also had no idea he was battling brain cancer, very sad.
    Just recently re-watched Deadly Blessing, I was a very big fan of his.
    Terrible news.
     
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    Sad news...one of the true masters of horror...R.I.P.
     
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    Sad and shocking news for sure. He will be greatly missed. R.I.P.
     
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    Sad to see one of the greats pass away. Makes you realize that Romero and Carpenter will be leaving us eventually too. He had a pretty spotty career, even during his glory years, but even his stinkers were pretty fun to watch. He proved he could reinvent himself and try different kind of horror styles and still be effective. Crazy to think that the progressive horror master making movies like THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS and SCREAM was born in the 1930s...
     
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    I was a wreck last night after hearing the news. There aren't many people who can say they created an iconic horror film that changed the face of the genre. Craven did it three times over the course of three decades. RIP good sir.
     
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    By far one of the giants in the horror field. RIP Wes.
     
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    A true Icon and pioneer of modern Horror

    RIP Wes
     
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    Such sad news. I've never been a huge fan of his work, but there is no denying that he was a powerful voice in horror cinema.
     
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    Very sad news:( Another legend gone and will be truly missed. RIP
     
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    I'm speechless. Another legend gone. May he sleep more soundly than he ever allowed me to as a kid. Rest in peace, sir. Thanks for the monsters.
     
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    Very sad to hear this. Didn't know he was sick. Rest in Peace.
     
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    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    Sad news indeed... From his savage, subtext-laden grindhouse films through the rubber reality of ANoES to the postmodern reflections of the Scream franchise, the man was a major voice in horror for three decades. I'm sure that for most of us, he has somehow been formative of our horror fandom. Thanks, Wes, rest in peace.
     
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    Too young, too soon, RIP Wes, my childhood was awesome 'cause of Freddy.
     
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    This was quite a shock to read last night. I mostly preferred Craven's older films, but there is no denying how much influence his films had upon the horror genre. Rest in peace.
     
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    I honestly expected Romero, Carpenter or even Angus Scrimm to go before Wes. I don't know their ages but they look a lot older than Wes did. I wouldn't have picked him to be 76 or ill.

    I was shocked to hear he'd passed yesterday as I like many others had no idea he was even I'll. He was very influential to me as I was growing up and getting into horror. He will be missed but will live on forever in our nightmares.
    RIP
     
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    Yeah - this is nothing short of an absolute shock. The guy kind of was proof every day that 70 wasn't old. Making it even more tragic when anyone as young or even younger dies. Life does suck, it's over way too soon.

    And, for the sake of argument: all director's careers are hit or miss. I haven't had a chance to really sit down with Hitchcock, Kubrick, etc. But there isn't a director who ever worked in horror who had a blemishless streak. And of all the directors to ever work in horror, and I will never relent on this, Craven was my vote for top 3- just behind Argento and Joe Dante.

    I've always felt a large chunk of his work was unfairly underrated. Especially Deadly Friend and Swamp Thing. And even though he never got credit for being a great visual director- Shocker was an incredibly beautiful film. (Although I wanted to drown Pinker in that damn lake so badly!!) Even Cursed was way better than it had any right being.
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    Wes would have been 77 today. Going to have a beer in his honor tonight and sit down with New Nightmare. It's been a while and that movie is awesome.

    RIP
     

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